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Offline loupgarou

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Koolhoven-Peperkamp
« on: March 26, 2020, 08:16:32 am »
I am using the enforced confinement to try completing a series of builds, some of them dating back to many years.
Maybe I had even already presented this in the forum, in an early stage of realization, but the topic is lost in the fog of time.

Koolhoven-Peperkamp
Seeing in Europe that their earlier decision to defend the NEI (Nederlands(ch)-IndiŽ ) by patrolling air cruisers (Martins) was not really feasible, a mad rush begun by the late 1930s to build up a modern, all-round air force with adequate reserves in time before the expected Japanese onslaught. Many Dutch pilots joined the KNIL (Koninklijk Nederlands Indisch Leger - Royal Netherlands East Indies Army ) from Europe and a huge program was started to train plenty of flyers, including a Reserve Corps. 
Among the new aircraft types studied for specific use in NLI, besides the Dornier 24, a floatplane fighter was considered useful.
The second dutch aircraft manufacturer, Koolhoven, presented a project studied in collaboration with Peperkamp, a well-known aerodynamicist.
The project was approved and 24 planes were built and sent to NLI before Nederland was invaded.
The aircraft (and their pilots) fought valiantly against the japanese, but all were lost to superior enemy forces.
Model is the Airfix Henschel 123, using the upper wing in the lower position. Float is from the Airfix Arado 196.









p.s. Peperkamp is a model shop in Ede.
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Re: Koolhoven-Peperkamp
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 08:22:03 am »
Ohhhhhh, I love this one!

Great idea and beautifully executed.
I'm sure Gerrie (Peperkamp) would love it!

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Re: Koolhoven-Peperkamp
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 09:37:30 am »

nice floatplane


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Re: Koolhoven-Peperkamp
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2020, 09:53:11 am »
Single float seaplanes are the BUSINESS!

And that one's an absolute gem.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Koolhoven-Peperkamp
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 12:12:59 pm »
That's gorgeous! Love it!

Very good plan Loupgarou!

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Re: Koolhoven-Peperkamp
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 02:13:09 pm »
I like it. It looks right.

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Re: Koolhoven-Peperkamp
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2020, 06:07:28 pm »
Nice work ! Looks like a fun little build.

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Re: Koolhoven-Peperkamp
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2020, 12:18:31 am »
Neat!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Koolhoven-Peperkamp
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2020, 05:52:11 am »
What a lovely little floatplane.
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Re: Koolhoven-Peperkamp
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2020, 07:45:09 am »
Oh that really works, great work and I can see that being used as a catapult fighter on either a heavy cruiser or battleship perhaps ?  :thumbsup:
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Re: Koolhoven-Peperkamp
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2020, 11:08:11 am »
 :o neat and sexy (sounds may be weird so apologies for my English  :rolleyes: )

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Re: Koolhoven-Peperkamp
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2020, 01:03:41 pm »
Looks like a Loire 210:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loire_210



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Re: Koolhoven-Peperkamp
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2020, 02:35:41 pm »
Looks like a Loire 210:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loire_210



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Re: Koolhoven-Peperkamp
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2020, 03:21:27 pm »
Nice!  Is there a spatted landplane version?
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Re: Koolhoven-Peperkamp
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2020, 07:22:28 pm »
Very nice!  :wub:

I reckon it would've looked great as a bi-plane as well.
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